University of Western Ontario
1151 Richmond St
London, ON N6A 3K7
Western's Faculty of Education, one of the largest in the province, has been accepting teacher candidates into its programs since 1973. Students enter either the Bachelor of Education program or the Diploma in Education (Technological Studies) program. Over 700 teacher candidates attend the one year program each year.
The University of Western Ontario's Faculty of Education is located on the South West corner of Western and Sarnia Roads in London. The John G. Althouse Building is dedicated to the education of teacher candidates and to the research of education broadly. The building was built in the 1960's as a replacement for the London Normal School and the architecture is unique in London. The building itself contains 26 classrooms, 2 amphitheatres and a 640 seat auditorium. The building also contains a full gymnasium and an education library.
The Faculty includes two renowned research centres: the Centre for Inclusive Education and the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children. Both have important ties to the community and its many agencies. The staff at the Faculty of Education is proud of the spaces, technology and support that they provide on a daily basis. Their aim is to provide an environment conducive to education, research and community partnership.
The Faculty’s graduate program continues to grow with more than 350 full time and part time Master of Education and PhD graduate students currently enrolled. They offer continuing education to in-service teachers looking for additional qualifications in their profession. Western was the first faculty of education to offer on-line instruction: students enroll to take courses not only in their home towns in Ontario but throughout the world.